One of my fondest childhood memories happens to be when my father surprised my brother and I by taking us to see Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. I remember it being in a huge tent somewhere in Virginia and we had a blast!
When my best friend got us tickets to the opening night show on March 26, 2014 in Baltimore, I was so excited (Maybe too excited). I just knew I was going to have a GREAT time, But it ended up just being…okay. I don’t blame the performers though, I think the poor seating, bad sound, and venue were responsible for the less than satisfying experience. I’m not saying the Baltimore Arena sucks, I’m just saying that I definitely preferred the wonders of the colorful big tent over the gray concrete walls of the Arena.
Before I begin let me explain how this, gray cage thing plagued me the ENTIRE night. I missed most of the acrobatics and the lady being shot out of the cannon because of this thing. I don’t know what it is or the purpose, but DON’T sit in the back if you actually plan on watching shows. And this is annoying because the purpose of ARENA SEATING is so that everyone can see!
Gift Shop Things!
You’re circus visit isn’t complete without purchasing an overpriced souvenir! The good news is if you’re Ringling souvenir is damaged or breaks they are covered by a warranty and you can be sent a new one. 🙂
Acrobats and Gymnasts are always my favorite performers. All the strength and courage that goes into their performances never ceases to amaze me. Don’t try this at home of course, but I did use to take an acro class back in the day… *Starts Stretching*
I much rather post the video, but I’m not yet about that WP upgrade life. But get a load of that big ass cannon, couldn’t be me.
Aminals! (not a typo)
The animals did an AMAZING job. I can’t even imagine how many hours of training went into teaching these animals to dance, jump over hurdles, and even play musical chairs!
Snow Cone was $12. I’m sure we only really paid for the cup because it mostly tasted like ice. The funnel cake, however, was worth the $6 and all the yummy calories! …mmmhmmm
Great times and greater friends! Thanks for taking me to the circus Chanae and Magic!
Even though I wasn’t overly impressed by the venue and our seating arrangements, I still enjoyed myself. All the kids in our section seemed amazed, so take them. The showed was just over 2 hours and adult tickets were about $20 for us on opening night.
Good fun with friends.